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Massachusetts Town Discovers Buildings’ Fire, Security Alarms Are Lacking

The Princeton Board of Selectmen recently discovered that fire and security alarms installed in town buildings, including the police station, are not being monitored by a central monitoring station.

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In this blog, Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine shares highlights from a media forum addressing emergency communications featuring Jack Poole, principal of Poole Fire Protection in Olathe, Kan.; Bob Farm, project manager for United Fire Protection in Kenilworth, N.J.; Bob Kaczmarek, vice president of sales & marketing for FireTron Inc. of Stafford, Tex.; John Wojdan, president of Great Lakes Building Systems in Buffalo, N.Y.; and Peter Ebersold, marketing director for NOTIFIER. Scott Goldfine · October 27, 2011

System Sensor of St. Charles, Ill., launches the advanced multi-criteria fire/carbon monoxide (CO) detector. SSI Staff · August 01, 2011

The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is requesting proposals for changes to the Standard for Remote Supervising Station (ANSI/ESA SRSS-01-2007). August 01, 2011

Hochiki America Corp., of Buena Park, Calif., releases the ACA-V multi-criteria analog sensor, which combines heat and smoke detection in a single device. The product also comes equipped with an ASB addressable sounder base. SSI Staff · June 26, 2011

Combination fire-intrusion alarm systems are a viable life-safety and security solution, providing they adhere to NFPA guidelines. Key considerations include nothing impeding the fire detection function and that it also supercedes security alarm signaling. June 22, 2011

Understanding the mass notification/emergency communication codes, planning process and available technologies can open a new market of opportunities for dealers. Conducting a thorough risk analysis and making the most of its findings is key ... May 10, 2011

The widow of a firefighter who was one of four people killed in a 2007 house fire in San Pablo, Calif., will be paid $4.6 million to settle her wrongful-death lawsuit against two security companies ... February 17, 2011

Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell has released its 2011 training schedule, which features 116 sessions scheduled throughout the nation. Attendees to the sessions will qualify to receive continuing education credits (CEUs) ... January 18, 2011

Maintaining power is one of the foundations of any fire/life-safety system. Find out the codes, standards and calculations you need to know to make sure batteries deliver when needed. By Al Colombo · January 11, 2011

Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell has become a GSA 84 supplier of advanced fire alarm and mass notification systems for the United States General Services Administration (GSA) ... November 28, 2010


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